Tag: Florida

Via the ARRL: Circuit Board for Bare-Bones Ventilator Moves Toward Production with Radio Amateurs’ Help

Radio amateurs continue to play key roles in developing the electronic control system for an open-source/architecture, modular, low-cost human patient ventilator. The device itself was designed by researcher Sem Lampotang and his team at University of Florida Health — the school’s academic health center — using such commonly available components as PVC pipe and lawn-sprinkler […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1100

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1100 Release Date: March 28, 2020 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:33:15 Download […]

UF researchers design low-cost DIY ventilator (Florida)

With parts available at Lowes and Home Depot, using open-source software, skilled volunteers may be able to help bridge the gap in life-saving technology against the coronavirus. As a University of Florida mechanical engineering student decades ago, Samsun Lampotang helped respiratory therapist colleagues build a minimal-transport ventilator that became a commercial success. So, when the […]

Via the ARRL: Former CQ Amateur Radio Magazine Awards Editor Eddie De Young, KS4AA, SK

Weeks after stepping down due to health issues, CQ Amateur Radio Magazine Awards Editor Eddie De Young, KS4AA (ex-VK4AN, KH6GLU, AE7AA), of Clearwater, Florida, died on February 25, after a period of ill health. He was an ARRL member. De Young had held the position for less than a year, according to CQ Editor Rich […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1096

Release Date: February 29, 2020 – LEAP YEAR DAY EDITION Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:29:36 […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1095

Release Date: February 22, 2020 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:28:22 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1095 Trending headlines […]

SWFL amateur radio operators help connect with families in Bahamas (Florida)

Communication is key after a devastating storm. Families across Southwest Florida are trying to make sure families in the Bahamas are safe. That’s when ham radios come in handy. Volunteers of the Amateur Radio Association of Southwest Florida responded to the American Red Cross Center in Collier County and worked to get families connected with loved ones. […]

Via the ARRL: Storm Watch Continues Along Southeastern US Coast

As of 1500 UTC, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) was reporting that a hurricane warning has been extended northeastward along the North Carolina coast. The storm was located 90 miles east-northeast of Daytona, Florida, and 205 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina. A Category 2 storm, Dorian is packing sustained winds of 105 MPH. The […]

Via the ARRL: ARES on Alert for Hurricane Dorian’s Possible Arrival

With Hurricane Dorian essentially stalled over the northern Bahamas wreaking havoc, the waiting game for the dangerous Category 4 storm continues in the US Southeast. Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) teams in the ARRL South Florida Section are reported fully activated, and more than 20 evacuation shelters have been opened. Northern Florida is at a […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1070

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1070 Release Date: August 31, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF,Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:18:03 Download here: […]

Via the ARRL: Hurricane Watch Net Set to Activate on Saturday

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has been closely watching the progress of Hurricane Dorian and will activate on Saturday at 2100 UTC and remain in continuous operation on 14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz. Over the past 24 hours, the hurricane’s forecast track has shifted slightly, which will take the storm over the northern Bahamas before […]

Via the ARRL: Florida ARES Members Volunteer in Preparation for Hurricane Dorian

The Florida’s three ARES® Section Emergency Coordinators are collecting information from ARES volunteers in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian. The SECs have set up a volunteer form for Florida ARES members to express their desire to help in the areas of Florida affected by the impending hurricane. The volunteer’s information will be used […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1051

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1051 Release Date: April 20, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:14:44 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1051 Trending […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1049

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1049Release Date: April 06, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:18:19 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1048 Trending headlines […]

Deltona man impersonating police officer uses public warning system on real cop (Florida)

A Deltona man playing policeman caught up to a real one and used an illegal public address system and lights to warn a sheriff’s sergeant driving an unmarked vehicle in Pierson, Volusia sheriff’s officials said. Shortly after that, Sgt. Todd Smith turned on his real blue lights and pulled over Thomas Farmer, 64 (NOTE: QRZ […]

via the ARRL: ARRL Northern Florida Section Seeks Volunteers to Deploy to Hurricane Zone

Northern Florida ARES is seeking volunteers to deploy for up to a week to areas of the state devastated by Hurricane Michael. Serious communication issues remain in the Florida Panhandle in the storm’s wake, with the telecommunications infrastructure ravaged and storm victims unable to communicate with family members outside the region. The Florida State Emergency […]

Local ham radio operators helping with post hurricane communications (Florida)

Three Alachua County amateur radio operators will be assisting Red Cross staff at a mass care shelter facility in a Panama City school in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Gordon Gibby, secretary of the North Florida Amateur Radio Club, said the trio left Gainesville Saturday morning to help with radio communications. “Trained by local ham […]

HAM radio operators connect emergency teams and families stranded by Hurricane Michael

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (WFLA) – Anxious families who want to check on their relatives in the storm-ravaged Panhandle are having a tough time getting in touch with each other. Phone lines and cell phone service are out in some areas. Amateur Radio Operators are working to connect people with their loved ones.. In a disaster […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1024

This Week in Amateur Radio #1024 Release Date: October 13, 2018 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This week’s edition is anchored by: Will Rogers, K5WLR, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:07:36 Download here: […]